Abir Kara

Summary

Avraham "Abir" Kara (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם "אַבִּיר" קָארָה, born 27 October 1983)[1] is an Israeli businessman and politician. He is currently a member of the Knesset for Yamina.

Abir Kara
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Faction represented in the Knesset
2021–Yamina
Personal details
Born (1983-10-27) 27 October 1983 (age 38)
Jerusalem, Israel

BiographyEdit

Kara used his bar mitzvah money to open a flower stall, later expanding the business to several branches.[2] After completing his military service in the Israel Defense Forces he opened a horse ranch, and later ran franchises of a waffle bar and a pizza restaurant.[2] In 2006 he was sentenced to 240 hours of community service for swearing at a police officer when he was caught putting up illegal election signs.[2] He also admitted to uprooting olive trees owned by Palestinians.[3]

In 2019 Kara and another restaurant owner established 'I am Shulman' group, which protests against how the government treats self-employed workers.[4] In less than a month its Facebook group had grown to 120,000 members.[2] Having turned down the opportunity to join Likud, claiming that groups including the Histadrut union held too much power over the party,[2] prior to the 2021 elections he joined Yamina and was placed seventh on its list.[1] He was elected to the Knesset as the party won seven seats and was appointed Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b בחירות 2021: חברי הכנסת ה-24 מטעם מפלגת ימינה Mako, 5 April 2021
  2. ^ a b c d e Israel Elections: Yamina candidate Abir Kara is ready to step up The Jerusalem Post, 18 February 2021
  3. ^ Activist Who Joined Bennett's Party Had Admitted to Uprooting Palestinian Olive Trees Haaretz, 20 January 2021
  4. ^ Reform rabbi, Kahanist agitator, firebrand writer: The new Knesset’s 16 rookies The Times of Israel, 26 March 2021

External linksEdit

  • Abir Kara on the Knesset website